Hiking

Up Close with Wildlife in the Yukon

Early in his career, renowned author Jack London wrote a story about a boat trip down the Yukon River, called “From Dawson to the Sea.” In it, he described the diverse wildlife he encountered during his journey: “Not a sound as we round the tail of a bar, disturbing a
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Many Springs Trails offers mountain views and wildflowers Photo Carol Patterson
The Many Flowers of Many Springs Trail

Many people are familiar with Alberta’s Waterton Lakes National Park’s wildflowers but there’s plenty of blooms on Many Springs Trail in Kananaskis Country. The flat, short(1.6km), family-friendly trail in Bow Valley Provincial Park loops around Many Springs Basin offering easy access to a colourful display of spring flowers, a dock
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Play at Waterton Lakes and Stay at Crandell Mountain Lodge

Canada is home to some of the world’s most spectacular wild places. Waterton Lakes National Park in southwestern Alberta is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, International Peace Park, and biosphere reserve (a learning place for sustainable development). It is a wonderful destination for a family vacation. What better time to visit
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Franey Mountain
Crossing Cape Breton: The Best of Hiking And Beaches

“You know all the best trails are closed, right?” I shrugged in reply. A friend had heard about my plans to go hiking along the famous Cabot Trail in Cape Breton and wanted to ensure I knew about the many trail closures. And it was true – my trip was
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Kayaking on Chute Lake_Lisa Kadane photo
A Socially Distant Family Holiday at Chute Lake Lodge

With plenty of wide-open spaces and opportunities for outdoor adventure, Chute Lake Lodge in the south Okanagan makes for a safe and secluded getaway Cycling along the Kettle Valley Rail Trail, I bump my e-bike setting to “Turbo” and take off like a jet down a runway. My teenage daughter
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Why Waterton Lakes National Park Should Be On Your Family Go-To List

Have you ever been completely blown away by a destination? That was my experience on a recent trip to Waterton Lakes National Park. Even the scenery sneaks up on you here, as the Alberta prairies abruptly crash into the Rocky Mountains, leaving you with jaw-dropping views in every direction. Waterton
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Jasper Park Lodge
Jasper Park Lodge | Jasper’s Best Family Resort is Open for Business

“Don’t move, don’t even breathe”, I hissed at my 10-year old daughter. No, we weren’t facing down a grizzly bear on a back-country trail. I was steering a stand-up paddleboard on Lac Beauvert in Jasper National Park. It wasn’t my first time manoeuvring a SUP but it was the first
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On The Hiking Trails in Victoria

If you’re visiting Victoria, B.C., heading out for a hike is a good way to explore the region’s natural beauty, get some fresh air and burn off excess energy. “You could get anything – beach, lake or forest, for any level, from easy to advanced hiking,” says art blogger Jessica
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_ Gros Morne National Park The Top of the Bottom of the Earth
The Top of the Bottom of the Earth at Newfoundland’s Gros Morne National Park

Almost defeated by the terrain and strong wind, I hugged the rugged Tablelands hillside in relief.  We had reached what would be our highest vantage point expertly guided by Parks Canada interpreter extraordinaire, Cedric Davignon. The surreal, red rocky panorama in all its grandeur lay before us, in stark contrast
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Canada Wild: What to Do When You Come Across a Wild Animal When Camping or Hiking

Canada has 39 National Parks and eight National Park Reserves encompassing prairies, coastlines, forests and frozen peaks, only a small fraction of Canada’s immense 10 million square kilometre landmass. The unending supply of places to camp, hike and adventure in Canada means there is a good chance you will be near
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